Monday evening, the Cleveland Browns announced the signing of kicker Brett Maher.
As an undrafted free agent out of Nebraska in 2013, Maher signed with the New York Jets, but was released before the start of training camp. He spent a couple of weeks in camp with the Cowboys that year, but hasn't been back to the NFL since.
For the past three years, Maher has kicked in the CFL. Playing for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last year, he connected on 41 of 50 field goal attempts (82%) with a long of 58 yards. He also had 97 punts for an average of 45.9 yards (and a long of 89 yards), but Cleveland is signing him to kick field goals and offer some competition to Cody Parkey during the team’s offseason programs.